Blade Runner and Frankenstein
The 1980's film Blade Runner is set in 2019 in Los Angeles in a dystopian world.
The belief that the America was in great decline at the time led to the questioning of whether humans could be replicated.
An example of this are the replicants featured in the film
This concept also explored the medical advancements made in those times.
Due to the negative attitude towards the country's economic status at the time the future was look at as depressing.
A dystopian world is created in the film to portray this.
When nature is ignore and stamped out in the world the consequences are dire and heavily impact the world.
There is evidence of nature having disappeared of the face of the world with "I've never a turtle before" or the very fact that snakes have to be artificial in order to bought. Simply owning a real snake is said to cost a fortune, when the replicant is questioned about her snake she reply's " if it were real would I need to work in a place like this?"
Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus
The book Frankenstein was written in 1818 and explore the rise of romanticism. The book was written during a rise in scientific research and was heavily influenced by the Industrial Revolution, Post French Revolution and Feminism.
When humans attempt to tamper with nature or "play god" they will be punished. The altering and "improving" of humanity is shown to be disastrous in this novel. This is demonstrate through Victor Frankenstein who creates a monster from the body parts of the dead, and lives a life in misery after the monster escapes and sheds the blood of his loved ones and eventually dies from the exhaustion he experiences in order to redeem himself.
Due to the ideals of romanticism Shelly portrays and idealises the natural environment.
This is evident in the lines “a cold northern breeze play upon my cheeks …...